Charnwood C 5 stove
The Charnwood C series is a development of the Country range -
making for a more contemporary and simpler design.
You can have an optional store stand or rear flue adapter on this model.
- Height: 560mm
- Width: 485mm
- Depth: 398mm
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far is it burns wood and coal fairly quickly. could this be the seal on the door, its only two months old and thats with the wind box shut. thats why i marked controlability down. otherwise a fantastic little fire.
Stove expert replied: The smokey appearance on the glass may indicate the fleu draw is excessive and could be why you are using so much fuel. Check the door seal is doing its job by shutting a piece of paper between the body of the stove and the door, if you can pull it out then the door needs adjusting. If this is not the cause I would get the installer back as you may need to add some control onto the flue system so that full conbtrol of the stove is resumed. This will allow the heat generated to radiate into the room rather than being sucked up the flue and you will use less fuel.
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good reviews made it our first choice. It was also recommended by a friend.We''ve had it about a month and it''s proven easy to light and heats right through the house. We previously had an open fire, and the Charnwood definitely throws out more heat.The single push-pull control is very easy to use too.The wooden handle gets quite warm, but no glove is needed. I''ve learned fairly quickly to avoid touching the metal parts of the handle.I haven''t heard any ''clicking'' noises as mentioned by an earlier reviewer.
myself and are very mature. Also takes logs over 12 inches long.Only complaint is the constant loud clicking noise from the stove as it heats up or cools down.It was totally quiet when it was installed but after a couple of months the irritating clicking noise started and it is now driving me mad.Have contacted Charnwood and gone through all the suggested checks including removing, refitting and resealing flue pipe. As no one else has complained I can only assume it must only be my particular fire which has this issue.Other than the clicking problem i have no complaints. It replaced an inset unit which was worse than useless and struggled to push out any heat.Going back to Charnwood tomorrow to see what they can suggest.
Stove expert replied: As this stove is a Defra Approved model it will always have air passing through it so it is unlikely to stay in overnight, it is not recommended for wood to be burnt at a very low setting for prolonged periods even if the wood is dry and seasoned.
rub off the excess ash. It works for me without causing damage to the glass.
Stove expert replied: On lighting the stove you may need to leave the door ajar to aid the lift of the gases. Have you an airbirck in the room as there may not be enough free air for combustion to occur efficiently until the flue system is warm. Do refer to your manual for the correct position of the baffle plate and for trouble shooting as this may advise you a solution to the problems experienced.
piece of a green scourer it takes just a couple of minutes to get a spotlessly clean glass.
Stove expert replied: Do take care that the green scourer does not scratch the service of the glass, the non stock option is better as it is less abrasive. A damp cloth dipped in woodash should do the trick and making sure you use dry seasoned wood (moisture content of less than 20%) and allowing plenty of air into the firebox should mean that the glass stays clean.
a couple of months use. So far it has performed reasonably well, but is nowhere near as efficient as the Burley Hollywell that we have in another room. The difference is noticeable.I think Charnwood could improve the efficiency without compromising on looks - the Burley has heat exchange tubes in the top and something like this could be replicated here.Once the fire is going well, we tend to close the front control. We havent removed the bolt which would almost close the air intake and I think it is best left in. Better a clean burn than a smoulder furring up the flue. Overall we are happy with the stove - but mainly for the look than output.
Stove expert replied: Modifying a stove should not be undertaken unless agreed with the manufacturer so leaving in the air control restriction is a wise move. Having two stoves in a property may mean that one flue has a better draw than the other and can affect how the stoves operate. This perhaps should be investigated further and you may find that the Charnwood's performance improves with further adjustments to the installation.
Stove expert replied: You say that you are burning too much wood - by this do you mean that the stove is working hard, with vigorous flames continuously but not producing much heat? This seems opposite to the dirty glass that is being experienced, one indicative of an over drawing flue the other being lack of air for complete combustion and or wet fuel. Received from the manufacturer the following information: The reasons why the glass is blackening up can be various. - The C-Five is a DEFRA exempted appliance, therefore it is designed to not shut down fully. But as not everybody live in a smokeless zone, we gave the option to unscrew the stopping device so that the rod could close a bit more. But pushing the rod fully in will shut down all air vents, and as a result no air feed for the combustion, the stove "suffocates", creates creosote and suits up the appliance. - logs been slightly too damp still. An easy test would be to buy a bag of compressed log briquettes (less that 10% humidity), and make a test. - A lack of draught in the chimney/flue will slow down the oxygen feed to the fuel, resulting in it to not burn correctly. - A house that is too airtight will reduce the feeding of oxygen too. You can fit an external air kit that will take the air from the outside world. The heat output of the stove will be affected, of course, by the lack of combustion of the fuel.
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is significant heat in the firebox, the smoke escapes from door opening instead of up the flue. Others have not reported this issue so maybe we suffer from excessive downdraft but there is no problem once the firebox is hot.
Stove expert replied: Cold, still conditions can and often will affect the draw on a cold flue system. Leaving the door ajar is often all that is required until the heat builds up a little. Check that there is enough free air in the room for the size of stove (is there an air vent in the room?), The height of the flue and type of cowl should also be checked. Sometimes putting a lit candle in the box before you try to light the stove provides enough heat to prevent this from happening.
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